Weekend in the Catskills – 8/1/14

Weekend in the Catskills – and, what a weekend!

This evening at 8 pm the Bolshoi Ballet and Orchestra will perform Don Quixote at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs – for tickets and more information go to http://www.spac.org/events/2014/08/01/bolshoi-ballet-orchestra.

The Phoenicia Festival of the Voice
The Phoenicia Festival of the Voice. © Simona David

The Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice kicked off its fifth season Wednesday night with flamenco and popular Spanish songs. The highlight of the season – opera Barber of Seville by Italian composer Gioachino Rossini, based on the French comedy Le Barbier de Séville, written by Pierre de Beaumarchais – will take place this Saturday, August 2 at 8 pm at the Parish Field. For more information, go to http://www.phoeniciavoicefest.org.

The Belleayre Music Festival presents the Catskill Mountain Jazz Series with a Django Reinhardt Festival All-Stars performance tonight, August 1 at 8 pm. For tickets and more information, visit http://www.belleayremusic.org.

Yesterday, July 31 the Woodstock Playhouse opened its West Side Story summer production (music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim) – West Side Story can be seen in Woodstock through August 10. For tickets and more information, visit http://woodstockplayhouse.org.

This year marks the 45th anniversary of the Woodstock Music and Art Fair which took place in August 1969 at Yasgur’s farm in Bethel Woods. Remembering Woodstock: A Timeline of Reunions exhibit opens at the Bethel Woods Museum this Saturday, August 2, and runs through Tuesday, August 5. For more information, go to http://www.bethelwoodscenter.org/events/detail/remembering-woodstock-a-timeline-of-reunions

Bolshoi ballet, Italian opera, Django Reinhardt jazz, West Side Story, and Woodstock memorabilia – an outstanding program of arts in the Catskills!